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Things to look for when purchasing a dental insurance plan

Dental Shop Staff Writer | April 12, 2016

When buying dental insurance, there are many factors to consider in order to ensure that you are getting a plan that fits your needs. Buying a dental insurance plan can be confusing, but here are some tips to know what to look for. First, be aware of what the plan’s network is. Is it big or small? And if you prefer to keep your dentist, are they included in the network? You should also take into account how often you go to the dentist and what work you usually get done at the dentist. Look at what the plan covers and if it covers what you usually get done. This can save you a lot of money by discounting the services you would normally get while still having coverage in case of an emergency. You have the option to buy a plan with lots of coverage or just a preventative plan to pay for your visits. It’s up to you! Look at what you’re willing to spend and what you need covered. Take into account how often you go. If you go more often, then you will need to buy a plan that allows you to continue that. This goes along with knowing what the plan you buy covers. Knowing the holes in your plan can help you avoid having to spend the big bucks later. Keep in mind what the plan's annual maximum is and if you need service very soon know what the waiting periods on the plan are. Having dental insurance can save you lots of money in the long run. Having coverage makes you more likely to visit the dentist for checkups which in turn limit the need for major services that would normally cost you a ton. Dental Insurance Shop offers many plans from many companies to find the one that fits your needs; whether, it is a preventative plan or a plan that covers major services without a waiting period.Click here to get an instant online quote and compare plans to find the perfect one for you.

 

Checklist

  • Know the network
  • Know how much you spend and how often you go
  • Know what your plan does and does not cover
  • Know the annual maximum
  • Know if the plan has waiting periods and how long they are

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